KIDS / STUDENT PROGRAMS

2021 Fall services will be provided virtually.  We will continuously evaluate our ability to provide in-person services using the most up to date CDC and Bridgewater State University guidelines.

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MARC's prevention programs for K-12 students are unique in that most services are delivered by trained graduate and undergraduate students from Bridgewater State University, in a high-status peer model.  All our students are closely supervised by MARC faculty.

We offer our anti-bullying programs to all K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts*. Currently, the program is grant-supported and participating schools located within about 45-60 minutes of BSU do not have to pay for it, although they are asked to cooperate with the research.

*Student Services may still be available for Out of State or Country schools. Please inquire using our Request Form  

 

Bullying & Cyberbullying Programs

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Bullying & Cyberbullying
Grades 1-12

MARC offers schools a wide variety of programs for students, to help reduce bullying and cyberbullying.  These include Traditional and Interactive assemblies, Peer Leadership training, research based In-Class Curricula, and youth events and contests.  The goal of these programs is to raise students’ awareness and empower them to take steps to improve their social relationships and their school climate. 

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Digital Behaviors Programs

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Digital Citizenship Assemblies
Grades 6 - 12

It’s not unusual for schools today to note that social media and technology have a profound impact on students’ social relationships, behaviors, and academic performance.  These assemblies are designed to raise students’ awareness of the impact of digital technology on social relationships, and positive and proactive ways they can have healthy friendships and a positive school climate.  

Bias & Diversity Programs

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Bias & Diversity Curriculum
Grades 3 - 12

This in-class student curriculum is designed to dovetail with the faculty training in Bias and Diversity (although it can be used independently).  This curriculum focuses on raising student awareness about unconscious biases can affect social relationships and mental health, and providing students with positive behaviors they can use with peers. 

Pandemic SEL Programs

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Pandemic SEL Resources

The coronavirus pandemic has posed a significant threat to children’s mental health, as they’ve endured approximately a year with social isolation, high screen use, and parental anxiety and stress.  This faculty training reviews the research we have on the pandemic and its impact on children, including research conducted here at MARC, and practical steps and that schools and educators can take to promote children’s mental health and to maximize their recovery post-pandemic.   

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Teenagers

Peer Leadership / Facilitation Trainings

In this program for grades 6 through 12, a group of between 10-20 of your students with leadership qualities learn how to conceptualize the social problems in their school, how to brainstorm, create, and run student-led prevention programs. 

 

Research-Based In Class Curricula

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Bullying & Cyberbullying Curriculum
Grades K - 12
MARC offers three research-based curricula to reduce bullying and cyberbullying: a K-5 Curriculum, a Middle School Advisory Curriculum, and a High School Cyberskills Curriculum. The middle- and high-school curricula were both updated in 2017.  All three curricula are research-based with the outcomes data posted on our website. They are all free of charge for schools to use. 

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Research-Based In Class Curricula

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Bias & Diversity Curriculum
Grades 3 - 12
This in-class student curriculum is designed to dovetail with the faculty training in Bias and Diversity (although it can be used independently).  This curriculum focuses on raising student awareness about unconscious biases that can affect social relationships and mental health, and providing students with positive behaviors they can use with peers.
 

Youth Events & Contests

Each year, in addition to the programs we provide, we hold contests and youth events designed to help improve school climate. 

  • Annual PSA Contest This contest allows grades 5-12 students to be creative while making a short 30-90 second video answering a question (changed every year) that raises awareness about bullying and aggression among teens. 

  • Annual Youth Summit This is an opportunity to highlight the exceptional work grades 5-12 students have done to make their schools a more positive place, and of course to have fun! 

  • Annual Door Decoration Contest For this contest, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students decorate their classroom doors to promote "Friendship & Kindness." All winning students, along with their teachers and families will be recognized at our Award Ceremony.

  • Award Ceremony Winning schools of the Door Decoration Contest celebrate their accomplishments and receive a trophy, certificates, and get a chance to win special prizes at the Field Day!  

  • Annual Field Day Join us for an afternoon of fun for all ages. Many exciting outdoor activities are planned every year. Past years have included a bouncy house and obstacle course, lawn games, tie dyeing, face painting, edible treats, therapy dogs, and a silent auction where people have won gift baskets, movie tickets, gift cards, Red Sox tickets and more!

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